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How to stop my Blackberry data abroad?

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I have a Blackberry Bold 9000 on Vodafone and has unlimited broadband and Blackberry Internet Services enabled. Great in the UK, can do anything anytime and get all my emails etc. forwarded.

However, I am off abroad shortly to the Middle East. I am pretty sure Vodaone charge £5 minimum daily for even 1k of data, so I can't have that I'll be bankrupt! So
1) Is there a way to use a blackberry abroad at a reduced cost?

2) Can you quickly and easily disable all the data service and reenable them on return?

3) I have wifi on the Blackberry, can it collect all the data services (BIS) when connected to a wifi sgnal? (My friend has wifi in his flat)

Thanks, appreciated there are some tech savvy people here.
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Sorry only can answer No2 for sure very simple so go to Options (spanner icon)

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Change to off when roaming
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Sorry only can answer No2 for sure very simple so go to Options (spanner icon)

Mobile Network

Change to off when roaming


Thanks, but does that stop everything? i would like to be able to use the phone and sms bu not any data.
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Thanks, but does that stop everything? i would like to be able to use the phone and sms bu not any data.

It disables pins & emails (data) but phone services calls & sms are still available although you do pay a higher price for texts from abroad
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I'm off to New York in a couple of weeks and phoned O2 about it as I was going to have the same problem. If you do what berni suggested then you'll not receive your emails or be able to access the internet through your phone.

I asked about pricing packages for data but it was about £6 for only a few MBs or something and was completely not worth it.

As for the wifi I'm not sure. I might phone them again as I'm curious myself now.
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I believe the setting is under settings (spanner icon) mobile network, data services... here you can turn it off
#6
On the wifi point - yes, accessing through wifi gives exactly the same services as if connected to the phone network.

I'm on O2 and travel quite a lot. I subscribe to their blackberry data roam which gives *unlimited* worldwide blackberry data roaming for an additional £23 per month.

I have it on all the time but I think you can do it on a month by month basis.

I've looked at the other networks and can't find anything like it elsewhere.
#7
Thanks for advice folks
#8
Hi

Please can you confirm, to stops emails, internet and wifi when overseas, do I switch off BOTH Data Services AND Roaming or just Data Services?

I only want to sms and receive/make calls.

Thanks

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